WiMAX Fundamentals
Description
WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access- IEEE 802.16) is a standards-based wireless MAN technology (an implementation of 802.16: 802.16-2004 and 802.16e) that provides high-throughput broadband connections. WiMAX can be used for a number of applications, including "last mile" broadband connections, hotspot and cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for businesses.
This 2-day course provides an overview of WiMax applications, technologies, architectural and standards. Other important topics such as protocol layers, QoS, throughput, security, coverage, capacity planning, interference, testing and interoperability, are discussed. Basic RF theory,microwave, propagation, Link budget math, troubleshooting, security and QoS foundations and site survey are explored.
After a general introduction to wireless networks, this practical course moves quickly into the WiMax (802.16-2004, 802.16e) foundations, protocols, PHY, MAC (Media Access Control), framing, TDD/FDD, FDMA/OFDMA, QoS security and mobility. Real-world experiences through case studies, vendor products, and implementation tips located throughout the course reference material
Course Objectives
After successfully completing the course the student will:
• Understand the basic concepts of 802.16-2004 and 802.16e
• Understand 802.16-2004 and 802.16e Protocols (PHY, MAC)
• Understand the technical implementation of different types of 802.16-2004 and 802.16e
• Understand 802.16-2004 and 802.16e RF concepts and issues
• Gain a general understanding of WiMAX systems planning, coverage and capacity
• Gain a general understanding of WiMAX core planning and implementation (Data, TDM, VoIP, IPTV, and IMS)
• Be able to select the most effective WiMAX type from a wide assortment of recent and emerging implementations
• Be able to perform a more efficient design and operational support of WiMAX
Prerequesite
Basic understanding of wireless, radio communications and core is recommended  
Who Should Attend
Anyone who requires knowledge of WiMax and its connection to current and future mobile and cellular network. Anyone who needs to implement a wireless extensions to an existing MAN-Network. Design engineers, Field engineers, Test engineers, software and hardware engineers will benefits from the workshops.
Target Audience
• Network planners, designers, managers and personnel responsible for the design, planning, deployment and management of WiMAX (802.16)
• Strategic or technical managers, consultants, communications professionals, software engineers, system engineers, integration and testing engineers, network professionals, sales and marketing professional, IT
professionals, and others who plan on using, evaluating or working with WiMAX networks, applications and services
• Anyone looking to complement their skill-set by gaining a good understanding of WiMAX access and core network technologies  
Type
On-Site & Public
Duration
2 Days